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Classici fuori Mostra - The African Queen

by John Huston
with Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn
USA, 1951
Restored by StudioCanal
Introduced by Michele Gottardi


Screening in original language with subtitles in Italian.


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“This is an adventure film and, at the same time, a criticism of adventure movies that never becomes a parody; a love story between a bony forty-year-old bigot and a hairy alcoholic fifty-year-old; an African atmosphere film which there is barely any of the folklore, colour or fascination of Africa”. (Morando Morandini)


“Huston’s most famous film, but one of his most superficial. There is a striking, yet rather pleasant, contrast between the authenticity of the description of the natural environment in which the plot unfurls (filmed on location) and the fictional, extravagant, highly unlikely nature of the above-mentioned plot. Beyond this authenticity, the performances are obviously the film’s strong point, given that Bogart and Hepburn occupy the screen by themselves for the greater part of the film”.  (Jacques Lourcelles)

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